corticosterone

[ kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn ]
/ ˌkɔr tɪˈkɒs təˌroʊn, -koʊ stəˈroʊn /

noun Biochemistry.

a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of the body.

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Origin of corticosterone

First recorded in 1935–40; cortico- + ster(ol) + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for corticosterone

corticosterone
/ (ˌkɔːtɪˈkɒstəˌrəʊn) /

noun

a glucocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. Formula: C 21 H 30 O 4See also corticosteroid

Word Origin for corticosterone

C20: from cortico- + ster (ol) + -one
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Medical definitions for corticosterone

corticosterone
[ kôr′tĭ-kŏstə-rōn′ ]

n.

A corticosteroid produced in the adrenal cortex that functions in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.
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